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Actus Tragicus: A Bach Meditation in Holy Week

Apr 03 | Mon |
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Members of St. Bartholomew’s Choir, with guest instrumentalists

Join us for a concert in Holy Week including solo and chamber music of Johann Sebastian Bach for voices with recorders, violas da gamba, and organ. Vocal works include his beloved Bist du bei mir and cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, known as the Actus Tragicus.

In Bach’s time, the inclusion of the viola da gamba in vocal music had taken on special significance and suggested something extraordinary, as in his Passion settings. Two gambas here, paired with two recorders and organ, evoke the remote realm of the pastoral. In this cantata written for a funeral service, the solace of otherworldly instruments offers comfort to all who hear them.

$75 - Angel Club Seating includes a $25 tax-deductible contribution to Great Music

$50, $25 - General Seating

Tickets bought at the door on the day of the concert incur a $5 handling fee.

Venue: St. Bartholomew's Church

325 Park Avenue Map